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FiveFingers or hiking boots?

Like the original poster I do everything in VFF's. Anything else causes me pain. Specifically nerve pain, or neuromas, in between the bones of my foot due to compression of my toes. I've easily ...
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Vibram FiveFingers or Non-Hiking Boots as a Beginner in Hiking?

If you are normal weight,then I would strongly suggest wearing whatever runners you wear day to day. Your feet are happy in them. Your body mechanics are used to them. I would never recommend 5 ...
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Vibram FiveFingers or Non-Hiking Boots as a Beginner in Hiking?

I have a pair of trail running vibram fivefingers but I find that the grip, while often good enough, isn't perfect for all situations. If you didn't have sore calf muscles last time from walking in a ...
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FiveFingers or hiking boots?

I've done a lot of UK upland walking in minimal shoes, plus long Alpine treks with packs up to 30 lbs or so. A lot depends on the ground you are going to cover. If it's stony, I find that your soles ...
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FiveFingers or hiking boots?

I love my Vibrams, and have been walking, hiking, swimming, climbing and running with them. I would not use them for multi-day hikes, though. Stepping on the wrong things (sharp/pointy) can give ...
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Vibram FiveFingers or Non-Hiking Boots as a Beginner in Hiking?

I'd say it would depend on the terrain and whether you are going to carry a heavy pack with you. You had mentioned that the trail is intermediate, so having a bit of traction on your soles would be ...
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What are the benefits of Vibram FiveFingers?

I found this while shopping for a new pair and I figured I'd give my input. I left my Bikilas at my parent's house so figured I'd treat myself to a new pair. First off, to answer this: I wish I ...
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FiveFingers or hiking boots?

I would NOT attempt a backpacking trip of that length with only VFFs if you have only done day hikes in the past. You definitely want to bring a backup pair of shoes. I have a pair of Altra trail ...
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